The purpose of this Facebook group is to encourage confidence and new learning in expressive arts facilitation practices. All posts that are in alignment with this core purpose are welcome!
My name is Shelley Klammer. I am a REACE (Registered Expressive Art Consultant and Educator) with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and I am an avid encourager of Expressive Arts Facilitators!
I created this Facebook support group to facilitate the encouragement and cross-pollination of peers from all stages of practice in expressive arts facilitation.
This is not group for student/client recruitment for your own business. Please do not advertise your arts, therapy and coaching programs to members in our main support group feed. All self-promotional posts will be removed. After repeated self-promotional postings in the main feed, you will be removed from the group.
Please contain your business advertisements, free promotional materials, FB Pages and FB Groups within relevant conversation threads, and on the monthly bulletin board.
I post up regular Monday features so you will likely be featured in the main feed if you post regularly in the bulletin board.
This not a forum for designation debates and competency questioning. All posts of this nature will be removed.
Group Support for Your Arts Facilitation Practice
This peer learning group is for expressive arts facilitators of all backgrounds and experiences. I warmly invite arts facilitators to share knowledge and experiences in a way that is encouraging and inclusive.
Contributing vs. Selling: I invite you to participate in the daily conversations, and continue to share your art programs, services and links as they relate and contribute to group learning in the conversation threads.
Monthly Expressive Arts Bulletin Board: You are welcome to advertise your upcoming trainings, workshops and online courses on the monthly bulletin board in the comments section as much as you like.
Please facilitate group learning by posting:
1. Photos of your arts programs (with your participants' written permission) and arts directives along with a few words about your facilitation process.
2. Questions to the group about how to better facilitate your art program.
3. Inspiring quotes and articles that support and encourage the facilitation of the expressive arts.
4. Personal sharing of your own expressive art, materials and process so that others can enrich their facilitation practice with your methods.
5. The process of how you market, name and structure your workshops.
6. Books, videos and learning recommendations as related to the enrichment of your arts facilitation practice.
7. Support related to facilitation ethics, group safety, group dynamics, confidentiality etc. Please share posts only related to expressive arts facilitation.
8. Celebrations of your successes and wins related to your expressive arts facilitation.
I wrote this article to delineate the difference between expressive arts facilitation and art therapy - as this debate is not the purpose of our support group.
This is a non-hierarchical support group for expressive arts facilitators to share ideas and encourage one another. Posts that monitor the other facilitators in this group will be removed.
For more answers to your questions please read my blog post called Differences Between Expressive Arts Facilitation and Art Therapy. Click HERE to read.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Alison Palmer about teaching from the heart.